Coastal Scene

Coastal Scene, 1889
William Raymond Dommersen (1850-1927)
Oil on panel
BORGM 1995.42.1
Image © Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

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Coastal Scene

This view of a ‘Coastal Scene’ is typical of Dommersen’s technique of applying a bright luminous pallet to their subjects. In this sunny view, beneath a clear blue sky, a beached fishing boat and figures can be seen in the left foreground. Beyond them, on a promontory along the coast, is a wooden house by the water’s edge with a moored fishing boat nearby. These motifs are clearly reflected in the still waters of the bay. This idealised view is probably derived from a location on the Dutch coast.

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